Startup Basics

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded
Grow Your Business

4 Assumptions Keeping Your Startup Grounded

Transitioning from startup to profitable business is painstaking and arduous. Many entrepreneurs have assumptions about the process that can make it endless.
Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes
Grow Your Business

Steer Clear of These 5 Pitch Mistakes

These tips will show you what not to do when you are presenting your idea to angel investors.
How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)
Starting a Business

How an Innovative Whiskey Brand Won Angel Investors (Without Getting Them Wasted)

Cleveland Whiskey built its credibility before approaching angel investors for money and mentorship.
How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding
Starting a Business

How This Pet Startup Raised $4.5 Million in Funding

This pet insurance company looked to a non-profit venture development organization for funding in this series exploring options for startups outside Silicon Valley.
Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?
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Is it Time to Move Your Business Out of the Spare Bedroom?

Here are six reasons why you may need to give up the work-from-home lifestyle and find rented space.
Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth
The 'Treps

Think Like Cleveland: 6 Ingredients to Boosting Business Growth

To understand growth, understand the factors that create a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success
Grow Your Business

Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Being practical and thoughtful about all of the possibilities and worst-case scenarios prompts allows firm to progress.
The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee
Grow Your Business

The 4 Factors to Consider Before Hiring Your First Employee

It's important to figure out the cost associated with taking on help and gauge other impacts on your business.
Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes
Leadership

Set Your Own Rules and 'Live the Dream': A Google Hangout With Lewis Howes

The popular Entrepreneur.com contributor will talk about confidence, founding a startup around your passion and growing that business so that you can live the type of life you've always wanted.
Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals
Leadership

Stop Wasting Time on the Details and Commit to the Fundamentals

The small stuff, like answering emails and tweaking your web site design, are important but shouldn't be at the top of your to-do list. Instead, your time would be better spent focusing on the fundamentals.
Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.
Technology

Better Features Doesn't Make a Successful App. Here's Why.

If you really want to disrupt the field, your product has to be leaps and bounds over the competition. If not, prepare to be ignored.
Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?
Starting a Business

Has Your Startup Earned the Right to Buy Chairs?

It may be common sense, but you should focus on what's actually important to your business, rather than aesthetics.
5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make
The 'Treps

5 Tax Mistakes that Startups Make

Get through tax time without a migraine or massive fines by avoiding these rookie tax blunders.
Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.
The 'Treps

Want to Get Money From Mark Cuban? Here's How.

Getting the Dallas Mavericks owner to invest in your startup is easier than you think. Entrepreneurs who've successfully done so—and Cuban himself—weigh in on what to keep in mind.
3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter
Money

3 Surprisingly Hot Global VC Markets That Are Getting Even Hotter

The U.S., Europe, China, India and Israel continue to dominate the venture capital game, but a few emerging markets are worth keeping an eye on.
Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand
Starting a Business

Rules for Hiring a Startup Team That Believes in Your Brand

Aside from more obvious qualifications, there are many intangibles to look for in your first employees.
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?
Money

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up
Starting a Business

No, You Shouldn't Obsess Over Being Perfect -- Especially When Starting Up

An imperfect start can always be improved, but obsessing over a perfect plan will never take you anywhere on its own.
Trim the Fat From Your Startup
Startup Basics

Trim the Fat From Your Startup

The lean movement is often associated with big business, but its principles can work for small companies, too.
These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded
The 'Treps

These Startups Found Unusual Ways to Get Funded

Three entrepreneurs share the surprising ways they were able to launch their businesses.
Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.
Location

Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

While it may seem like an appealing option, working from home can present momentous obstacles at the startup level.
Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
Startup Basics

Inspiring TED Talks Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

A trio of wise, motivational TED presentations all business owners can benefit from.
Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.
How To Start a Business

Starting Up? 4 Ways to Turn Your Former Employer Into an Ally.

Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry. Here's some advice.
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Startup Basics

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team
Human Resources

6 Ways to Get the Best From Your Team

A team can make or break a startup. Ensuring your team is top notch takes work and dedication. Here are a few lessons I learned on how to get the best from your employees.
4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO
Managing Cash Flow

4 Ways to Be a Frugal CEO

How to save on items that can quickly deplete a startup's bank account.
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